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Gloucester is located in Gloucester County in the Coastal Virginia region of Virginia. The county is bounded on the south by the York River, on the north by the Piankatank River and on the east by Mobjack Bay.The town was formed in 1651 from York County soon after the settlement of Jamestown.

With nearly 300 miles of shoreline, Gloucester County has a variety of water-related activities, marinas, boat ramps and a fishing pier. Gloucester is famous for its daffodils, and every spring hosts the popular Daffodil Festival.

Discover the stories and secrets behind the historic store fronts on Main Street in Gloucester, Virginia. Friendly proprietors, distinctive food and merchandise, and fascinating stories.

Gloucester Court Circle in Spring

Join us for a leisurely stroll down Main Street...look into our past, discover the present.



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Beaverdam Swamp Reservoir Park

Warehouse Landing/Ware River

Gloucester Point/York River





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